LISTEN: Why You May Be Asked to Wear Orange on June 7th. Teri Talks with Jennifer Rosen Heinz about the Significance of Going Orange

Collecting Items for Domestic Abuse Survivors

June 5, 2019
LISTEN: Why You May Be Asked to Wear Orange on June 7th. Teri Talks with Jennifer Rosen Heinz about the Significance of Going Orange

LISTEN, below: Why You May Be Asked to Wear Orange on June 7th. Teri Talks with Jennifer Rosen Heinz about the Significance of Going Orange

If you are out at events around the listening area this weekend, June 7-9, you may see groups of people wearing bright orange shirts. There is an importance to the color, and it has to do with a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was shot and killed one week after performing at the President's inaugural parade in 2013. Since then, orange has become the color of peace, along with the opportunity to raise awareness about gun violence. It's the topic of our recent Weekend Perspective interview, where I had the opportunity to ask why the goal isn't to take everyone's gun away, but instead to understand the rights and responsibilities that come with owning a gun. You can learn more, and find area Wear Orange events, here.  

Also, the Madison area group will be at the Marquette Waterfront Festival on the east side of the city this weekend, and along with supporting Wear Orange, they will be collecting items to donate to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. I'm sharing a list of the new things needed if you would like to help out.

Hope you'll give the interview a listen, and let me know what you think. -Teri

  • African American hair care products, relaxer, & gel
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 5, 6, 7, 11 and up only)
  • Men’s underwear (size XXL and up)
  • Girl’s underwear (sizes 2, 3, 5)
  • Boy’s underwear (sizes 4, 5)
  • Boy’s and girl’s socks (small)
  • Socks for women and men
  • Bath towels
  • Twin sheets (cotton or t-shirt material)
  • Twin comforters
  • Bed pillows
  • Deodorant
  • Hand gel soap
  • Body wash
  • Chapstick
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Lotion
  • Alcohol free mouthwash
  • Bath puffs/loofahs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tote bags
  • Baby lotion
  • Ink pens
  • Kid’s scissors
  • Coloring books
  • Plastic cereal and soup bowls
  • Plastic drinking glasses